Date set for inquiry into death of unarmed Anthony Grainger

Anthony Grainger

Anthony Grainger

source: Warrington Guardian
published: 27 July 2016

A preliminary hearing into the death of an unarmed man who was shot dead in Culcheth by police is set to take place later this year. The events leading up to the death of Anthony Grainger, 36, from Bolton, are set to be examined during an inquiry starting January 16.

But a preliminary hearing is expected to take place at Liverpool Crown Court on November 14.

It is understood the inquiry will look at the police operation, the decision to send armed officers and any failures in gathering intelligence.

Mr Grainger was fatally wounded by a Greater Manchester Police firearms officer during a pre-planned operation while he was sat with two other people in a stolen Audi in March 2012.

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